When you think of the clothing item, blazers, what comes to mind?
I know that for me personally, I picture your average everyday working businesswoman. Whether she’s working at home, in an office, or planning to take over the world, you can always catch this lady in a fabulous blazer and great pair of pumps to match. So, that got me thinking, clearly, the blazer in this sense means power.
The second you lay your eyes on a blazer you know that this woman means business! However, does the blazer just have to be worn within the business world?
Blazers, just for business?
Can power only be held within a job? I’m here to tell you, absolutely not! Recently I began divulging myself within the style of a Bohemian wardrobe, which has now led me to slowly drift away and begin experimenting with a wardrobe that I never before pictured myself in. Business casual. What I mean business casual is, blazers, dress pants, plain black heels, nude toned shoes, you name it!
I know you might be thinking ‘that’s really boring and really dull.’ Well, not the way I do it! I have combined the business/corporate attire with a young, flirty, and fun flare that all you will be wondering is how and where can I buy this look? To get started, here are few pictures of myself with this look that will explain just what I mean!
Notice how although yes, I am seriously showing off this blazer and look like I am a woman in charge, I liven it up with a pair of jeans, a plain t-shirt, and followed by a laced back to the other shirt.
Now you are not limited to just these shirts! You can even wear a fun shirt that hugs your body with a saying on it, a scooped neck blouse that adds a lot of shape, honestly anything as long as your colors don’t clash!
What I have also done is I have added some fun flirty jewelry as well as my personal favorite watch brand, fossil.
Remember, it always depends on the colors as well as cuts of each blazer to determine what exact jewelry piece you should choose for that outfit in particular. For example, say your blazer it like my tan one within the first picture.
That blazer is tan yet had a striped pattern underneath the sleeves and within the blazer! Also, my blazer had the ability to have the sleeves rolled up to show off my jewelry. One thing that I have learned in particular is that you can never go wrong with your basic silvers, gold’s, and even soft corals when it comes to matching the perfect arm jewelry with your blazer/outfit.
What’s great about dressing up your arm in a situation such as this is it is completely inexpensive. Ignore my fossil watch for a minute!
The rest of the jewelry that I have presented to you was recently purchased in places such as Charlotte Russe, Forever 21, Icing, and some of my other pieces that are not shown were purchased from your average places.
Average places meaning Amazon, Etsy, Ebay, and even relatives! It’s a quick and again such an inexpensive tip to dress up any outfit but especially an outfit idea such as this one!
Now, just one last thing to mention as well, when it comes to earrings, studs and silver hoops are definitely the way to go! You honestly can not go wrong with either one!
The next idea to make your business blazer into casual day wear is to dress it up with the right pair of shoes! The average businesswoman will usually wear your basic black high heels, black flats, or even nude toned shoes. Now, what you need for your business casual look is a pop of color in your shoes. Good thing it’s spring time!
Blazers and Shoes
Remember ladies! You obviously want to stand out but you want others to think, “oh my god, that girl is wearing a Sharpie highlighter for shoes.”
When I say pinks, you have to pick the correct pink. Such as baby pinks, blush pinks, soft pinks, French Rose, and any other soft pinks. Please! Steer clear from hot pinks or neon pinks! We are livening up your look but we’re not blinding people.
Also, with the blues be sure to search for colors such as denim blue, dark blue, a soft sky blue, and even mint (I know mint isn’t blue but bare with me on this one). The slightest details make all the difference in perfecting this casual blazer look.
Then, there is every girl’s favorite topic, hair! Yes, believe it or not your hairstyle can also be a contributing factor towards the look you are trying to accomplish.
This hairstyle in particular is perfect! Although most women within the business world tend to keep their hair in a ponytail, this look has a slight twist to it! Although Kim Kardashian’s hair is in a ponytail, it’s the style in which it’s held! Notice how her hair has a playful ‘bump’ within the top portion of her head? This slightly takes away from the hard look the business hair holds. Instead, this bump even helps her to hold a higher ponytail instead of the low ones that we are used to seeing.
This hairstyle is just meant for women to release their natural hair! Whether it’s curly, wavy, straight, let it down! Let your hair flow naturally so it shows the perception of casual, fun, and being yourself within the comfort of your blazer!
You are not limited to just these hairstyles though! You can create any fun hairstyle you would like whether it’s the ones I listed above, braids, dreads, or even having your hair different colors. What you are mainly looking to do is stay away from slicked back hair, pin straight and kempt hair, as well a tight low ponytail.
Finally, my favorite, makeup! When it comes to the makeup, you don’t want it to be boring and just plain eyeliner and blush. You want a pop of color to it! Depending on the color of your blazer as well as the look you are going for you may want to look into these shades for eyeshadow.
With these two eye shadow looks you can feel the gist that although their makeup is flawless, it’s fun and different. It adds a little excitement to your look as well as catches the eyes of many who dare to look in your direction!
When it comes to blush you will basically either want to look for either a bronzer or a soft pink! This will bring out the definition to your cheekbones and bring the correct color to liven up your face and look!
If you have read my previous articles, you know that lips are my all time favorite subject in the world to discuss! For this look in particular, you don’t want to be too drastic. Remember, raisin color is the best color! Followed by my next favorite, the stone lip-liner by MAC, and then moving on to the various shades of soft pinks, browns, and even light shades of purple!
So, if you follow this how-to step by step, I assure you, you will never be afraid to say YES to a blazer! Blazer’s are becoming a top trending style piece lately yet I know that there are some girls/woman out there that are nervous about experimenting and stepping out of their comfort zone! Well I’m here to tell you, welcome to the side of Blazers, shoes, well dressed arms and ears, and awesome lips! What are your concerns? Do you feel that blazers should only be worn within the business world? Do you think this might be a Fashion trend that you, yourself want to dive into?
Last Sentence: Remember, a blazer in the professional world means strength, power, and determination. Make this meaning apart of your everyday life and invest in empowering your wardrobe!